Kuwakichi Kato

Kuwakichi Kato

He was born on 2 February 1879. He was a millhand employed by Hillcrest Lumber Company, Hillcrest, BC. His family includes Kura Kato (mother), Tomihei Kato (father), Hatsuyo Kato (wife; in Japan), Sachiko Kato (daughter; in Japan), Osamu Kato (son; in Japan), Fumiko Kato (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as Hillcrest, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameKuwakichi Kato
Custodian Identification Number5353
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Hillcrest


Custodian Case Files (1)


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